Tidy Towns groups save KCC tens of thousands of euro annually

The work of tidy towns groups saves Kerry County Council tens of thousands of euro every year from an energy point of view.That’s according to Cllr Michael Gleeson who has asked the council to consider appointing a fulltime liaison officer and advisor to the 35 or more tidy towns and villages groups in Kerry. Cllr Michael Gleeson In reply the Council says it has significant involvement with tidy towns groups throughout the county. The primary points of contact are through the work of Micheál Ó Coileáin of the environment section, the recently appointed municipal district officers and the staff of the area offices. The Municipal District Officers, are an important additional resource at municipal level to meet with local groups, establish their needs and coordinate work programmes with the municipal operations staff. Tidy towns groups are also associated with the Public Participation Network and have strong links to the Community Department through this network and the various annual competitions, pride of place events and community grants. TAGS: Kerry County Council, Tidy Towns, Cllr Michael Gleeson, Micheál O Coileáin, Municipal District Officers

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